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to fund -- in the meantime the deficits are more than half a trillion dollars. before the end of the decade, they will rise to $1 trillion levels. the congressional budget office projects that even with modest increases in interest rates what the federal government paid to service the debt will double in less than five years and triple before the end of the decade. there is broad -- challenge that we face as country the true from the president own fiscal commission whichly ignores to just about every economist out there. the sooner lawmakers come to term with our fiscal reality and start the process of performing programs like social security, medicare, and medicaid. the more deliberate and thoughtful those reforms can be. by judging how far apart they were, however, i think it seems very likely that washington will continue this groundhog-day cycle of passing 11th hour deal that fail to fix the problem and continue have discussion likely again next year. thank you. >> months ago that -- [inaudible] but quickly avoid it himself the moderator. and begin asking other panelists q
the deficit as well, but it puts people to work: this is important work for all americans. lit's remember, this touches every single american in a very positive way. some of the keys i'd lieblg to em fa sies in this bim,en hansed crop insurance. i've heard from across my state that farmers and rampblers wanten hanszed com snurnsz. that's absolute lip a priority. we need to continue the sugar program, the livestock indemnity program for our producers. we need conservation rules that make sense in the house vergsz, you do tie >> i think that is the right approach, and, obviously, under the current program if enroll in the program, you are also tied to the compliance requirements. we need strong support for ag research. for all of you that live and work in farm country, look what ag research has done for genetics and production. it's unbelievable talking about productivity. we have to support the programs. the senator was nice enough to mention the work done on a bipartisan basis. she's been an absolute leader in the conservation programs, particularly rural water management. the regional co
and millions of jobs as our trade deficit continues to get worse. this is particularly disturbing, this proposal for a new trade deal, because if you look at the results of the first obama administration trade deal, the korean deal, you'll see the proof is in the pudding that things didn't get better, they actually got worse. we were told with the korean free trade deal, that america would create 70,000 jobs here at home. guess what? the fact is in reality with the korean free trade deal, america's lost another 40,000 jobs as a result of that agreement alone. that's about 4,000 jobs lost each month with -- because of the korean free trade deal. we were promised with the korean deal that our economy would grow through increased exports by $10 billion to $11 billion. well, guess what? in reality u.s. exports to korea have actually declined by roughly 800 million since the agreement took effect. yes, that's a 20% decline. that translates into lost jobs and lost income. america was told if we signed the korean trade agreement that actually our trade deficit would shrink. well, guess w
financial stability. our nation has a serious financial problem. our deficit is growing. our spending is increasing, and it seems in nearly every budget battle our military is thrown in as a bargaining chip. this is not the american way, and it must become the thing of the past. other government agencies have bloated budgets with wasteful overlapping programs, fraudulent spending and blatant abuses of taxpayer dollars. all the while our military budget is being stripped to the bear bones. last -- bare bones. last time i checked, mr. speaker, is we are a nation at war. we must not gut essential programs for our warriors and their families. we must have them operate under regular order, passed in conference appropriations bills so our military can be the most prepared in the world. texas 25th district is home to for the hood, one of the largest -- fort hood, one of the largest military installations in the world. they can sustain more than 50,000 soldiers approximate approximate and their families. -- soldiers and their families. i ask to put an end to the financial uncertainty in the m
at this. >> this bill does nottiol costs. this bill does not reduce deficits. instead, this bill adds a new health care entitlement at a time when we had no idea to pay for the entitlements we already have. >> people who are paying premiums now are going to see rate shocks come into play, we have small business, ploy i don't see, looking to see how they are getting covered. it will be a real challenge, this administration. i think we got a lot of rom for improvement on that. >> at a time when the economy is barely eeking along, wages aren't increasing, new jobs aren't available. what are we doing? we are putting more costs and inconvenience on the american people. >> right now the ceo says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as obama care goes into effect next year. likewise, a study of american businesses said 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. >> any insurance that you currently have would be grandfathered in so you could keep. >> jerry, just remember, it's not a lie if you believe it. at a ford dealer with a little q and a for fiona. tell me f
is the debt clock. here it comes. there it goes. do you see the numbers? the deficit fell to $680 billion, the first time in five years it went under a trillion. how do you balance awful that debt, that big number with the deficit going down? they say the deficit will go up. how do they finally solve this? >> well, republicans and some democrats also say that entitlements are going to have to be dealt with in some capacity because of the baby boom generation. the debt clock could get higher in years to come. one way or another medicare and social security at some point will have to be dealt with. the interesting thing here, eric is in the first term on the debt fights, president obama was really leading the charge. this time around it is harry reid and nancy pelosi and less so president obama. they both said, listen, we are not going to be dealing on social security, at least not at this stage. they are insisting on new tax revenues. that's the rub. i don't think there will beal re soon. there will be another showdown that goes down to the wire. >> you talk about entitlements. some peopl
spying. does that raise concerns with you? from attentionr deficit disorder. i do not use a computer. i suffer from thyroid cancer. with this comes down the pike, i am not going to be ever be treated for because i have a pre-existing problem. on the nsa issue, i want to show you headlines from the front pages of the newspapers. spying york times -- known at top levels. headlines are that the white house did know about the spine. the wall street journal follow- up says that in the testimony yesterday we heard keith europeanssay the shared spy data with the united states. millions of phone records at the center of a firestorm in europe over spine by the national security agency or secretly supplied to the u.s. by european intelligence services, not the nsa. that is the headline in the washington post. nsa chief says the phone allegations are false. nato allies correct -- collected records and share them with the united states. the nsa director yesterday in that testimony saying that the allies were working with the nsa and some of that information was collected by the nsa itself. if you m
. can you blame in this time of budget deficits a county government for saying, we'd like to have that money? >> i think there's something more important at stake here. are you going to sell anything and everything? i'd like to see us start off by deciding that there's some places that are not worth it, even if they took some of that money and built a boat dock or concession stand or something like that. this is not just a plastic entertainment venue. this is a slice of nature that we can treat as nature. if we frac underneath it, deep down it's just another factory even if it has grass on top. >> reporter: fracking has made gas so inexpensive that it's distracting americans to invest in renewable energy sources and the coalition with oil and gas companies is only going to make the situation worse. >> do they have a point at all there? >> i understand where the passion is coming from. and i share that. but to stand by and do nothing, to minimize risks to public health and the environment from fossil fuel production is unacceptable to me. >> reporter: mark brownstein says that if t
improves, quote, substantially. >>> there is some other good economic news to report. the term deficit is at its lowest level since 2008. the treasury says $680 billion, the deficit is less than half of what it was in 2009 when it hit a record high of $1.4 trillion. the combination of the forced budget cuts, the came tester with tax -- the sequester with tax increases on high income households are the factors that led to the rucks. >>> if you're a veteran looking for a job, you may want to check out usajobs.gov, they have been hiring. veterans make up 29% of the new federal workers. that is the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades. the defense department led the way with about 46% of new hires being vet ramps. >>> parlay view fran say? if you're fluent in a foreign language, the future is looking brighter for you. the top growing occupations in the nation are translators and interpreters. it predicts about 25,000 jobs will open up between 2010 and 2020 and it doesn't include the military which is also actively recruiting more translators and interpreters. na
differences. it's not only a farm bill, it's a trade bill, it's a hunger bill, a conservation bill, deficit reduction bill, it's also a job creation bill. we passed a bipartisan bill twice in the senate. we had the republicans and democrats. we each had to give some but we did it. we assured a farm bill that supports nation farmers, rural communities, alleviates hunger, reforms commodity programs, ends trade destroying policy, creates jobs and saves taxpayers $24 billion. not bad. on dairy, farmers across the country support a margin insurance program. one that has to work in tandem with the market stabilization program. i hear this from the kitchen tables to the high school gymnasiums in the farm areas, agriculture areas in my state. we've done that in the senate bill. farmers remember the dairy crisis of 2009. they know the insurance program alone is not enough. if we don't have stabilization, we're going to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of additional dollars, virtually guarantee another dairy crisis, will put people out of business. so there's a number of other things, which i'll p
of these meetings deficits don't matter. he was strong as deficit hawk. i think this is a new kind of tea party. he's trying to adapt himself to it. he agrees with some of the things they say about obama care and current administration. his daughter is obviously running for senate in wyoming. >> ezra. >> in terms of the party cheney wielded inside the bush white house, one way the book is portrayed is george w. bush was in charge. the impression i've taken from it so far was actually that cheney was very, very good at being publicly subservient, sub missive but he was an incredibly good staffer. he understood how power worked in the white house, key roles. he played an incredibly crucial role staffing the white house. he did an effective job setting up choice architecture. george w. bush made decisions cheney presented to him. what happened is that architecture got out of his control. before that he was powerful. not in the sense he was a puppet master but he set up decisions that it only made sense for george w. bush to go in the way cheney would have wanted him to go. is that an incorrect interpr
did not have a deficit problem the -- but that .e had a revenue problem on the floor yesterday he said the american people want to pay more taxes. i am sorry, sir, i do not want to pay more taxes, i barely make it as it is. in youw is your last day guys are taking a vacation again for another 10 days and i would like to know why, when there are so many things that have to be done in congress? guest: well, there is a schedule. as you know, we were supposed to be off two weeks ago when we had the travesty of trying to get the government act opening and. when people say vacation, i know i will be in my district working every day. most congressmen will be doing the same thing, regardless of which side of the aisle. this is not a vacation. people think that if we are not in washington we do not do anything. people have to speak for themselves, i can assure you that is not my cup of tea. your second question about harry reid, there is a problem in terms of revenue. there is a problem that we have in the deficit area the commitment to his cut the deficit in half, which is very good, we are go
of women, it is projected that comprehensive immigration reform will reduce the deficit by $1 trillion over 10 years. i know that my neighbors care about women's rights and care about keeping families together. that's why we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform now. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam speaker. i'm pleased to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the congressional hispanic leadership institute known as chili. through his vision and leadership, former congressman lincoln diaz-balart, has guided chli while preparing young hispanics to become the leaders of tomorrow. chli's programs and initiatives focus on a wide variety of issues, from public service to commerce and technology. this month i spoke at chli's trade, an interna
of the aspects of the law because, in part, it added hundreds of billions to the deficit and was president paid for unlike the affordable care act, which will actually help lower the deficit. [cheers and applause] >> but you know what? once it was the law everybody pitched in to try to make it work. democrats weren't about to punish millions of seniors to make a point or settle a score. democrats worked with republicans to make it work. and i'm proud of democrats having done that. it was the right thing to do. , about 90% of seniors like what they have. they've gotten a better deal. both parties working together to get the job done. that's what we need in washington right now. that's what we need in washington right now. [cheers and applause] >> you know, republicans in congress were as eager to help americans get covered, some republican governors have shown themselves to be, -- i'm not asking them to agree on everything, but if they worked with us like mitt romney did working with democrats in massachusetts or like ted kennedy often did with republicans did in congress including on the prescr
that it would explode the deficit and yet the reputable organizations like the budget office says it's going to save 100 billion dollars over ten years. so we've had a litany of objections from the republicans about the affordable care act which has driven this to such a frenzy, they even closed the government. so, now, we have you before the committee and you're being asked, i suppose later you'll be asked about the website, but let me pursue this question about individuals have gotten notices that they're going to have their individual insurance policies canceled and they'll be able to get another plan, won't they? >> actually, it's the law that they must get another plan. continuous coverage is part of the law. >> so-- >> and that wasn't the case in the past. >> and the affordable care act, we are going to end the worst abuses of insurance companies. we're going to create consumer protections in the marketplace that they will be able to buy a policy even if they've been sick in the past, that women won't be charged more than men, that we're not going to let insurance companies deny covera
with the dramatic reduction in the federal deficit. >> quite dramatic. it's 680 million, the first time it's been under a trillion in five years. if you look at this chart, you'll see it's less than half it was in 2009. why? well, a pull back in stimulus packages. of course sequestration, across the board budget cuts. and taxes on the top 1%. and also if you go back to 2008 and that housing crisis, fanny and freddie mac and the government bailout have started to pay the government back. that's reflected in the figure. >> auto sales. how did they fair last month given the government shutdown. >> it did have an effect. the back half was quite successful. particularly with trucks. you see one truck ad after another. full 60 seconds, very brand specific. the average transaction price for a full size truck is $39,000. they are more fuel efficient, quite luxurious. and brand advertising. that's important. because it's not just is targeting people purchasing trucks but a new generation of young boys. >> going bananas. >> if you look at the list, number one is sandwiches. that's interesting. it's number
.s. senator he said it was irresponsible for us to continue to add on to the deficit to have these -- and to the debt and have these record deficits. we needed to take action yet it is a lot easier to talk about what needs to be done verses actually doing the hard work of getting it done. the reason that we find ourselves where we are right now is because the politically difficult decisions we have to make. it means that we are not going to be a will to just continue the current task that america has been spending way beyond its means for many years but we have reached that point we can't just continue down this path that is impacting our economy and our military, it impacts our children and the country they are going to inherit whether america is and the strong. i think the reason it is difficult right now is because these are difficult decisions we have to make but it's also these are very important and they may not be politically popular back home and you start talking about reforming programs or reducing spending at the federal level, but it needs to happen in order for a
the economy, creating between half a million and a million jobs, reduces the deficit by over $00 billion, bolsters job creation an strengthens the viability of social security and medicare. what's not to like? let's restore the rule of law to our country. let's improve our security. and let's unite families in human terms to -- yibet families. in human terms the cost of inaction is having a heavy toll. over 100,000 deportations have taken place since the senate passed imfration last june, including thousands who are noncriminals who would have benefited from immigration reform but instead became a cost to the taxpayers to the tune of more than $200,000 each to deport. take a few examples of my district -- from my district of people that immigration reform will help today. diana and cathia are two young women who are high school students brought here from mexico as young children by their parents. they're excellent students, both straight a students, want to go to college. kcathia wans to go toed me cool school, diana wants to study cinematography. both are applicants to the doca program.
're facing driving these budget deficits, rising het care costs. there's a lot that is going. mr. chairman, i would respectfully recommend that some futd you're hearing we call her back, mainly focused on cost containment within the health care system so we can delve into it in greater detail. >> i'm sure she'll be anxious to come back. >> we have two more. mr. reed and then mr. kelly, mr. reed. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, miss tavenner, we worked together before and i appreciate that relationship. you've demonstrated to me in that relationship and those prior dealings a very high level of competence. i've been listening to your testimony today. and i really want to focus on my oversight responsibilities on this committee. you had indicated to mr. buchanan, that you were not aware prior to october 1st, any problems with the website. did i misinterpret your response to mr. buchanan's question? >> no, we had tested the website and we were comfortable with its performance. now, like i said, we knew all along there would be as with any new website, some individual glitches we would hav
's the key to your pound a day? >> it's creating a 3500 calorie day deficit. every 3500 calories you don't consume or burn, you lose a pound of fat. you do that by eating constantly. skipping meals makes you gain weight. >> exactly. >> six or seven a day. 200 to 300 calories each. not too great. a 16 ounce chocolate smoothie has 30 grams of pro10 and 11 grams of fiber made without sugar or fat. i have a chinese fruit that is sweet and calorie-free. after that, a small egg wight omelette and after that, i will do something like stir fried beef and broccoli and a green smoothy and two to three hours and it keeps going. >> sign me up. >> let's underline this. skipping meals is the way to gain weight. >> that's right. >> why? >> here's why. after two to three hours, your body needs nutrition. if you don't provide nutrition and get the hunger pang, we know that feeling, whatever you consume after your blood has changed that you are in starvation mode gets stored as fat. >> oh, no! >> cave man mode. >> you stay in cave man mode. let's show this again. isn't this great? >> yes. everything you h
't understand why they're intervening when it comes to required reading. >> give a $100 million deficit in philadelphia, they are intervening because they do this all the time. they don't want to fix the basic problem. they get distracted. they are pretty radical and that is why they went into this book. >> radical. howard zinn's writings included ideas of socialism. you were wise enough to question one of the council women on this, genie blackwell. you asked her when you interviewed her, he's an apologist for fidel castro. why should this be required reading? what did she have to say? >> she said essentially in the interview what's wrong with castro? he must be doing something right. otherwise he wouldn't stay in power this long. she also said people's parents like marco rubio's who fled, he said let's be for equality, white, black and brown and these people didn't want equality. that is why they went to the united states. >> i want to throw out a couple of quotes we have on him. he said, quote, how can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism? talking about civil disob
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